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Free To Choose Medicine

Author : Bartley J. Madden
ISBN : 9780988596917
Genre : Medical
File Size : 88.83 MB
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Free To Choose Medicine offers a compelling argument for the freedom of every patient, guided by the advice of his or her doctor, to make informed decisions about the use of not-yet-FDA-approved therapeutic drugs that are in late stages of clinical testing. After discussing the FDA’s current drug approval process, the author presents an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive case for the Free To Choose Medicine Act—a policy that would bring enormous benefits to patients in serious need of newly developed drugs, and that would reverse today’s trend toward increased governmental regulations. The book also deconstructs the false arguments of those who want to maintain the status quo of the FDA, or worse--those who demand ever-more-stringent FDA testing, which sometimes results in deadly over-caution. The passage of a Free To Choose Medicine Act would be a defining moment for Americans—a stake in the ground reminding us that control of medical decisions belongs, first and foremost, with individual patients and their doctors.
Category: Medical

Freedom To Choose

Author : Barbara Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015005568152
Genre : Medical
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Depicts the life of Helena Wright and describes her efforts to educate women about sex and promote the use of birth control
Category: Medical

Free To Choose

Author : Milton Friedman
ISBN : UOM:39015055451317
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 44.64 MB
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The international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. New Foreword by the Authors; Index.
Category: Business & Economics

The Ultimate Guide To Choosing A Medical Specialty Third Edition

Author : Brian Freeman
ISBN : 9780071790284
Genre : Medical
File Size : 62.59 MB
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You owe it to yourself to read this book before you choose a medical specialty! The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition delivers a well-researched, insider’s look at the complex issues medical students face when choosing a medical specialty. Supported by first-hand knowledge, useful facts and statistics – plus the author’s personal experience and gut-level reports from current residents -- this unique guide provides everything necessary to compare specialties and make a confident decision. The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Medical Specialty, 3rd edition is divided into two sections: Part 1 Planning Your Medical Career delves into the main issues surrounding the choice of your medical specialty. These twelve chapters provide everything you need to begin making this major decision – from how to research each specialty to how to apply for residency. Part 2 Specialty Profiles features chapters devoted to each of the 20 major specialties. It provides important information such as the latest salary information, employment data, and match statistics. Features: An “insider’s look” at different areas of medicine -- with specialty chapters written by physicians just out of residency training Candid and revealing descriptions of each specialty Profiles of the major specialties, including those to which you may have had little exposure, such as radiation oncology A concise, up-to-date guide to the residency application and matching process A chapter with valuable advice to help you maximize your success in obtaining a residency position in each field Updated to include alternative career paths for MDs, such as laboratory science, the military, MD/MBA, and MD/JD
Category: Medical

How To Choose A Medical Specialty

Author : Anita D. Taylor
ISBN : 0997911506
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The sixth edition of the seminal reference for premedical and medical students, this guide specialties and sub-specialties approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties, as well as emerging specialties. It includes personal insights from practitioners and questionnaires to allow students to identify the specialties that will suit them best. Also details the full range of clinical and non-clinical practice options, explains how to apply to medical and osteopathic residency programs, what to do if you don't match, and additional residency options.

Probabilistic Medical Decision Making

Author : Vacslav Glukhov
Genre : Medical
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This book explores the principles of probabilistic decision theory and shows how they work in real world situations. Decision theory is the calculus of uncertain outcomes and preferences and values. The great mathematician and economist Thomas Schelling defines decision theory as the science of choosing in accordance with one's existing preferences, maximizing the satisfaction of one's values. As the science of choosing, decision theory is the natural quantitative foundation of medical care and research and policy making. Decision theory is not fundamental. Unlike physics decision theory is not a set of basic laws and fundamental truths; it discovers no natural phenomena or concepts hidden from us and waiting to be found. Decision theory is a practical instrument which helps translate one's observations and objectives and values and preferences into one's actions. As a practical instrument decision theory is a set of invented rules and useful mathematical methods and tools. The role of these rules and methods and tools is to link human knowledge and assumptions (models) with captured data (observables) and with human preferences and values (valuables) and translate them into choices and, ultimately, actions. We invent these rules and methods and tools and we keep them only because they make sense and because they work. This book is a primer of probabilistic decision theory written for medical professionals, scientists and policy makers. It is a collection of mostly independent essays. Except for a few relatively tough spots which are marked as advanced, mathematics in this book is reasonably accessible.
Category: Medical

Saving Private Healthcare

Author : Michael Kalthoff
ISBN : 9781625104007
Genre : Medical
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The U.S. healthcare system will financially collapse in three to five years if we stay on our current path. Millions will lose their health insurance, thousands of doctors will leave medicine, wait times for medical care will dramatically increase, and quality of care will plummet. Saving Private Healthcare calls out the many problems in healthcare, including the new Obamacare law, then offers a pure, open-market, commonsense, and complete re-design of all sectors of our healthcare system with a sweeping new approach called The Saving Private Healthcare Initiative. "The Initiative" is both a powerful and easy-to-understand plan combined with a large organization of both private citizens and healthcare experts who will bring down healthcare costs by two-thirds or $2 trillion per year by 2022. We must have a complete solution to our healthcare crisis, a well-constructed implementation plan, as well as an open-market, energized movement to actually make it happen. Welcome to Saving Private Healthcare. "If there was ever a book for today, this is it. As well-intentioned lead-ers wrestle self-interest groups over health reform, this book offers commonsense direction and comprehensive guidelines on how we as a nation can dramatically lower healthcare costs without reducing everyone's access to high quality healthcare." — Ilene Little, CEO, "This is the kind of out-of-the-box, innovative thinking that we need to restore affordability to our healthcare system using open-market, non-governmental solutions." — Dr. Alieta Eck, president, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
Category: Medical

Things I Didn T Learn In Medical School

Author : Gary L. Fanning MD
ISBN : 9781469142500
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Things I Didnt Learn in Medical School is a memoir and philosophical work based on the authors 45 years of practicing medicine. He discusses subjects not usually covered or emphasized in medical training with the goal of providing students and practitioners in the healthcare professions with practical advice on issues of morality, compassion, politics, and health. His experiences form the basis of his counsel, and he provides the reader with numerous stories to underline his points. Written in a relaxed tone, the book contains plenty of humor, common sense, and strong opinions.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Free To Decide

Author : James Magner
ISBN : 1941270166
Genre : Medical
File Size : 58.18 MB
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LAUGH AT and learn from engaging anecdotes as a boy from small-town America is inspired by nature, finds ways to do well in college, takes baby-steps in scientific research, and applies to medical school.* Hear tips about how to read broadly, pursue interests, and do well in school. Learn how to get a "running start" in college, and how to get As and Bs in required foreign language courses even if you are terrible at languages!* Avoid critical errors: Learn how to consider what career is right for you, and how best to order medical school rotations in view of your long-term goals.* Laugh and cry as you survive medical internship and residency training, enter the world of endocrinology research, struggle for grants, and make discoveries.* Learn when it may be time to leave academics and pursue science in other venues.* Understand what advantages and disadvantages a physician-scientist faces in the pharmaceutical industry.* Gain confidence in using your heart as well as your brain. See how even a nerdy bookworm who has been on few dates can fall in love with an intelligent, kind, beautiful woman he meets in a laundromat. Build a strong marriage. Be able to face difficult personal challenges. Raise daughters.* VERY IMPORTANTLY, do not be weighed down by the depressing trends in modern science claiming that life has no ultimate meaning and that humans probably lack free will. Understand what rational arguments strongly support the existence of free will and allow for ultimate meaning -- thus, the title of this book, Free To Decide.Many scientists prepare a compilation of their key scientific publications, but this book is unique because the full-length papers (each accompanied by text explaining why the experiments were done as well as the context of the work) are placed in a large appendix at the end. The publications thereby are set in perspective by the often humorous and heartwarming autobiographical narrative that precedes that appendix. The reader can also experience the pleasure of a life-long pursuit of broad interests, such as astronomy, geology and reflections on human evolution. Learn how to depart on occasion from solid chess technique to employ an ambush strategy to defeat tough opponents -- this can also work in real life. Learn vital tactical and strategic tips to improve your skill at the now popular pastime, No-limit Texas Hold'em Poker (the author has won substantial prizes).
Category: Medical

God Medicine Miracles

Author : Daniel E. Fountain
ISBN : 9780877883210
Genre : Religion
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Fountain helps readers rethink concepts about the underlying connection between faith, wholeness, and healing in this articulate and careful study.
Category: Religion